Hurricane season tamer than expected

This satellite image made available the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Storm Olivia east of the main islands of Hawaii at 11 a.m. Hawaii time Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
This thermal satellite image shows Tropical Storm Akoni, the red blob far right, forming southwest of Hawaii. (Courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

HILO — Saturday marks the official end of the 2019 hurricane season, which saw five tropical cyclones — but only one attaining hurricane strength — in the Central Pacific basin.